Travlr (25822) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium whitebhead. Aroma of medicinal caramel. Taste is bittersweet candy. jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of baked bread, spicy yeast, fruit ester, rye, peppercorn and fruit cake. Medium body. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Draft at Rattle. Pours amber with an off white head. Toasted and toffee malts, leaves, veggies, and Malts Goya. Very raw and worty. Not that good. czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
pours cloudy copper with a decent light beige-orange head, some retention and lacing. belgian fruity malts - sweet, shy rustic grains, toastiness and dry caramel, candies, very yeasty - some pepper, some metal, orange, cloying plain sugars. bright to average carbonation, medium body - tad heavy, short peppery-spicy finish. AirForceHops (7691) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2011
22 oz bottle, purchased @ Smiley’s, Dover, NH. Used shaker glass. Amber color. Light retention. Nose of Belgian yeast and caramel malt. The relationship between the yeast and the malt mingles real well. Taste balances nice between sweet and hoppy. Bread and some Earthy hop notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation. I didn’t know what to expect from this one, decent. Some good drinkability.
ben4321 (6677) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/27/12, Batch 1, Bottled Jan 2012
sonnycheeba (6264) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Aroma: The nose has some sweet malts, caramel, bread, Belgian yeast, earth, and hints of fruit
Appearance: It pours a murky looking orange-brown color with a beige head, and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste mostly sweet, with similar components to the nose, and a latter earthy spice feel
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a soft carbonation, some stickiness, and a fairly lengthy finish
I thought this was a decent one. It wasn’t exactly an extremely Belgian offering, but there were some clearly Belgian components. Thus far, this was my favorite thing I’ve tried from White Birch (but that isn’t a huge compliment).
Bottle. Pours murky copper/brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, pears, faint floral notes, and faint spice notes. Flavor is malt forward with light sweetness, faint hops, and a solid dose of yeast esters. Medium/full body and carbonation. JK (6253) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle i purchased on clearance at least. Nothing particularly "farmhouse" about this. Very light all around, minimal hops and light malt flavor that lacks any intensity and comes though as very light on the palate without much flavor. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a deep dark amber colored body yielding a nice foamy very level off-white head that lasted for a good minute before gently dieing into the body. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Typical sediment of a saison at the bottom of my chalice.
The smell had some dark fruits up front with the typical farmhouse yeast with the added hay and spices.
The taste was dry with the same smells coming out and bringing in some plums and grains.
The palate was about a medium with some sharpness on the tongue, sessionable.
Overall, when I first had this I actually wasn’t really into saisons, but since this isn’t as bad some others I’ve had, I will say this, I’d have this one again. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
A style I really like. A hoppy amber beer. Very clean well made, I’m just a big had of strong american hops with a good malt background